Oluwatobi Adewumi raising funds for art education project in Nigeria

Oluwatobi Adewumi has for the last 4 weeks been an Artist in Residence at Arts, Letters and Numbers. He has been producing some incredible work, which has been exhibited at our past events. On the side of his own artistic practice Oluwatobi has developed another project - a project in Nigeria that is worthy of help - teaching art to Nigerian school children.  

In 2012 he started volunteering as an art teacher in 20 schools in the southwest area of the country. The same year he partnered up with Alliance Francaise in Ibadan, who has provided the project with educational facilities since that time. In 2013 he expanded his network by partnering up with Creative Connections of Connecticut, an organization that does art exchange programs with kids in Nigerian and American schools. Instead of trading correspondence, the children trade art.

After doing these projects for four years, twenty teachers now want to continue giving art classes to their students. Unfortunately, the school systems do not have the funds for supplies. In order for the project to continously inspire kids between the age of 7 and 18, Oluwatobi is reaching out to raise the money needed for covering the cost of art supplies to keep the project continue motivating the students.